Gold has been and continues to be a valuable commodity. The fact is that gold is more than just a beautiful or adored element. This precious metal has lasting beauty, and is forever resilient from losing value, despite no longer being the basis of the “gold standard” of currency today. Oro Express Mesa Pawn and Gold takes pride in our knowledge and skilled experience with gold! It has let us withstand the tests of time that has even increased its value during economic uncertainties. The East Valley knows they can rely on their #1 Pawn Shop for accurate appraisals that turn gold to cash in minutes!!!
All of our appraisals are free of charge and there is never an obligation to accept our offers!!
Testing Gold’s Purity
It is hard not to be in total awe of gold. It is the most pliable and ductile of all metals. Gold is a great transmitter of heat and electricity and is used in technology today. Gold has a nobility because it does not oxidize. And its corrosion factor has the highest resistance of all metals. In fact, gold only reacts to a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid at its most pure state (24 karats). As a result, this is what is used to test gold’s purity or “karat“. Gold’s karat range can go from a low of 10k – 24k purity.
We begin with locating a stamp that signifies the purity of the gold, whether it be a coin, jewelry or ingot. The gold is rubbed on a touchstone, leaving a sample to test, yet not harming the gold. The jeweler will test the sample with a drop of acid having the strength match the stamps karat. How or if the gold reacts to the acidity strength indicates whether further testing is necessary.
See, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to gold and testing its purity. Our staff members are highly skilled and certified gemologists, with the most advanced technologies. This guarantees the gold to cash value we offer is precise and the highest possible!
The Weight & Value of Gold to Cash
With Gold’s unique ability of never losing its luster or being a soft metal that’s pliable, its weight is another measurement used to determine its value. Finally, our staff member refers to the fair market value based on its aesthetic appeal, purity and the weight. As a result, the highest cash offer possible will be offered to you.
Once an offer by us is accepted, all that is needed is a valid ID and a few signatures, before you are walking out the door with cash in your hands!! The entire process from start to finish can take as little as 5 minutes!
An associate is waiting to assist you via Live-Chat…Click on the bottom right and start the process on-line before you arrive at our store!!
You can also text us 24/7 at (480) 610-8009 for faster service!
Gold Holds its Value Over Time
No matter if we are facing economic upturns or downturns, time and again gold endures and proves that it is the safest commodity to invest in. Gold continues to hold the power of purchasing, even though it is no longer tied to our flat currency (American dollar, British pound or Indian rupee). This in itself keeps gold from being impacted by any economy’s uncertainty. Because this is an element of our planet, and although is found and mined on all 7 continents, it is still a rare and precious metal. Therefore, its supply is only obtained by mining and kept at a 1.6% increase, keeping inflation very low and minimal.
For over a decade we have valued serving Mesa, Tempe and Chandler residents!!
Whether you are looking to buy, sell or pawn your gold, Oro Express Mesa Pawn and Gold offers the best service and the most cash!